Red

1976 Château Cheval Blanc

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Libournais
  • St. Émilion Grand Cru
Drink between 1997 - 2013 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • G.M. wrote: (91 points)

    July 6, 2016 - Base of neck. Deep ruby with bricking rim. Dusty nose with tobacco and cedar. Good depth, length and interest, but somewhat drying and lacking in fruit. Quality for the vintage, but this was nowhere near the '78 we had a couple of years ago. Drink now, although I can't see this dropping off the cliff any time soon. (91 Very good wine)

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (93 points)

    May 26, 2016 - Older Bordeaux Evening with Friends (Les Nomades - Chicago IL): Base neck fill. Ripe fruit throughout, slightly sweet, nicely fresh. I like the concentration best here, with moderate acidity, length and nuance, but certainly a start for the vintage.

  • Valbonne Likes this wine: (99 points)

    April 15, 2016 - Wonderful condition - flawless. Fully integrated, some fruit, small amount of cedar / oak, small amount of barnyard. Maybe it needs something a little more distinct to be a 100 for me? Or should a wine with absolutely no flaws be 100. It was a joy to contemplate. :)

  • Wine_lvr Likes this wine: (92 points)

    December 20, 2015 - Cheval Blanc Vertical Tasting (Old Swiss House, Lucerne, Switzerland): Clear red with brick color at the edges. Ripe red notes (figs and raspberries). Nice sweetness, floral notes and good length. Acidity is a bit too high. Overall still a nicely balanced wine with a solid backbone. For sure one of the better 1976s. For people born that year (such as me) a good buy especially when found in large formats, as the 0.75 are already quite mature.

  • johnh1001 wrote: (94 points)

    September 27, 2015 - Two more amazing bottles

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1976
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Cheval Blanc
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Libournais
  • Appellation St. Émilion Grand Cru

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 106 (75%)
  • Consumed 34 (24%)

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